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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    Hard to see the logic.. for me this shows what a mess Citroen are in.
    sounds so strange for me too.

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    Tbh there is quite a lot of info in the Citroen release, both written and in-between the lines:

    "Before the start, we asked our drivers to make it to the end of the rally. I don't think we were wrong to think that if they managed to do that, we would end up with two cars in the top five," explained Yves Matton, CitroŽn Racing Team Principal. "Unfortunately, Kris was unable to adopt the pace required to have an error-free race. After the opening stages, he felt comfortable in the car and said that his pace was consistent with the targets set. Clearly, he has failed to maintain it."

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    Well that didn't take long, will it help Citroen/Meeke/both? what do you think guys?
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli View Post
    Well that didn't take long, will it help Citroen/Meeke/both? what do you think guys?
    Things can't get any worse can they? I thing it's good they try drastic changes.

    Much better than telling Meeke after Corsica that he should just push and go for single even wins. I.e. you don't tell a drunk to get in better mood by buying some beers.

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    Ive also just heard from a contact in service area, that some Citroen engineers have been sacked.

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    Tbh, surprisingly (now it isn't but at the beginning of the season it was) Citroen are the most disappointing team this season. They had the most time to test the car, it didn't seem to have any issues while testing and at the end come round 8, they sit last in the manu. table with Breen leading their way. They probably left out Meeke in Poland for the same reason they have Lefebvre here, Meeke hasn't done the rally last year while the 2 others have done the rally & finished,sort of so....and Mikkelsen won the rally last year and if he gets a proper testing session before hand we might be able to see some improvement next time out in Poland.
    If in doubt, flat out!

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    Totally the right thing to do. This will do well for both parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrc2017 View Post
    Ive also just heard from a contact in service area, that some Citroen engineers have been sacked.
    ^^ Talking about drastic changes.

    Were they arguing with Breen, Lefebvre etc. that the car and setup is just fine?

    In that light it might actually be a blessing for Lefebvre that Mikkelsen came around. Else it might have destroyed his starting career. (He was not much worse than Breen last year).

    Btw. what is FX doing? Only building Polo R5? Think his phone is ringing already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    Totally agree. Yes, the results have been disastrous, but it's really hard to see the advantage of running Lefebvre instead of Meeke under any conditions.
    It's not because they think Lefebvre is quicker, it's to enable Meeke to get over whatever is going wrong in his head.

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    Shame but too many accidents in 2017 and it cant go on..

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